Ridges, Adelade Whiteley, Autobiographical sketch 1893, 3-4.
We went back to San Bardina [Bernardino] to prepare for our journey in the spring
In the spring we started with Pres Lymans’ and Rich’s Company We had a pleasant Journey[.] My husband had a good deal of running after his mules. They had to be turned out at night and herded[.] I used to find him As he brought them up[.] Not having drove team before we used to be about the last to start[.] But we got along all right
And arrived in the Valley safe and sound June 11th 1857